|Vermont House of Representatives, Lamoille 1|
|2007 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Education, Saint Louis University|
|Place of birth||Burlington, VT|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Voting record
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Scheuermann earned her B.A. in Education from Saint Louis University.
Scheuermann has worked in the following positions: Housing Manager, Aide to Senator James Jeffords, and Legislative Aide for the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. She has also served in the Peace Corps in Poland from 1994 to 1997.
She has also served on the Stowe Select Board.
Scheuermann's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "While Vermont families and businesses have adjusted, or are trying to adjust, to the world in which we now live, Montpelier has not. Vermonters have begun spending less, saving more, and being accountable for every expense made. Yet, our state government continues to spend more and save less, and nobody can tell how and how well that money is spent."
- Economic Development
- Excerpt: "It is time to rethink our state's mission and to eliminate the barriers to job creation. It's time to strengthen our educational system to provide more and better opportunities for our children; to reinvest in our manufacturing sector; to significantly increase our tourism efforts; and to open our state to new, entrepreneurial activity. We must encourage our businesses to succeed, rather than challenging them to survive."
- Education & Education Financing
- Excerpt: "We must have a comprehensive energy plan, with a long-term, realistic approach to achieving it. The plan being proposed is not it. While there are some worthy ideas included in the 600-page plan, implementing it would result in increased air pollution in the short-term, and more expensive power and a loss of jobs, in general."
- Excerpt: "Instead, however of the state addressing these difficulties in a broad context, the legislature has recently adopted special carve-outs, or exemptions, for certain industries that they deem "appropriate." These include large-scale, renewable energy facilities; composting facilities, and affordable housing projects."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "Obviously, like most Vermonters, I also have serious concerns about our current health care system and believe we must address the skyrocketing costs of health care services and insurance. I also believe, however, that those increases in costs have resulted in large part from government itself: 1) the state and federal government reimbursing providers for services provided Medicaid and Medicare patients at far less than the actual cost of services; and 2) the various services and requirements mandated over the years by government."
- Excerpt: "While it may be difficult at this time to reduce the tax burdens, we must do so where it is feasible at this time and where it could lead to private sector job growth (ie: capital gains tax changes, and tax changes for exporters). And, we must prepare ourselves to reform our tax code when the recovery arrives. We must thoughtfully consider the proposals of the Blue Ribbon Tax Commission, and any other proposals that come forward, that would lead to a more simple, fair, and predictable tax code."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Scheuermann served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Economic Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Scheuermann served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Economic Development|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Scheuermann served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Incumbent Heidi Scheuermann was unopposed in the Republican primary. Scheuermann was unopposed in the general election.
Scheuermann won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Lamoille 1. Scheuermann was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Comprehensive donor information for Scheuermann is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Scheuermann raised a total of $20,787 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.
|Heidi Scheuermann's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Lamoille-1||$12,472|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Lamoille-1||$8,315|
|Grand Total Raised||$20,787|
2012Scheuermann won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scheuermann raised a total of $12,472.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Heidi Scheuermann's campaign in 2012|
|Tooley, Nancy A||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$12,472|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Scheuermann was up for election, she collected $8,315 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Heidi Scheuermann's campaign in 2010|
|Unreadable, Charles & Kerry||$500|
|Lisman, Bruce M||$500|
|Tooley, Nancy A||$250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$8,315|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on voting records on VPIRG-backed legislation to promote clean energy, reduce exposure to toxins, make health care more accessible and affordable and protect our democracy.
The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute. Here's how Scheuermann voted on the selected bills:
|Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012|
|Health Provider Tax||Green Mountain Care||Education Taxation||Green Mountain Care||Property Rate Tax||Health Exchange||Green Mountain Care||Renewable Portfolio||CVPS Rebate|
Scheuermann is single.
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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Scheuermann Facebook's Profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Issues," accessed October 31, 2014
- Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Budget," accessed October 31, 2014
- Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Economic Development," accessed October 31, 2014
- Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Education & Education Financing," accessed October 31, 2014
- Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Energy," accessed October 31, 2014
- Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Environment," accessed October 31, 2014
- Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Health Care," accessed October 31, 2014
- Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Taxes," accessed October 31, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Scheuermann, Heidi E," accessed September 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013